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    COVID-19: Premier League confirms six positive cases after mass testing

COVID-19: Premier League confirms six positive cases after mass testing

The English Premier League (EPL) has confirmed that it received six positive cases of COVID-19 from three clubs after the first phase of mass testing on 748 players and staff. The mass testing was conducted as preparations for "project restart" intensify ahead of a scheduled next month resumption of the current season. In a statement on Tuesday, the EPL said those that tested positive [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho at risk as three Leicester players exhibit coronavirus symptoms

Ndidi, Iheanacho at risk as three Leicester players exhibit coronavirus symptoms

Brenda Rodgers, Leicester manager, says three of his players are currently in isolation from the rest of the squad after displaying symptoms of coronavirus. Rodgers disclosed this during a press conference, ahead of the Foxes clash against Watford on Saturday. The Leicester gaffer didn't mention which players had been quarantined but added that the club had "followed procedures," according to Sky Sports. "We've had [...]

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    Mahrez scores in Man City comeback win over Leicester

Mahrez scores in Man City comeback win over Leicester

Algeria's Riyad Mahrez scored as Manchester City came from a goal down to defeat Leicester City, his former club, 3-1 at the Etihad stadium. In the battle of the challengers, it was the third-placed defending champions who proved their mettle with Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus' goals ensuring victory against Leicester, who had Super Eagles of Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi on the [...]

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    Iheanacho described as £25m ‘potential flop’ at Leicester

Iheanacho described as £25m ‘potential flop’ at Leicester

Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles forward, has been described as a possible "flop" in the colours of Leicester City. Iheanacho who joined Leicester City in 2017 has not lived up to the expectations of the East Midland fans. According to Jamie Kemble of Leicester Mercury UK, the £25 million player needs to show desire to earn his place with The Foxes. "Failure to do [...]

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    Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Wilfred Ndidi has been named in France Football magazine's 2018 African team of the year. The Leicester City midfielder is the only Nigerian on the list published on Wednesday. Ndidi was praised by the magazine for his ball-winning abilities. He is paired with Ghana's Thomas Partey and Morocco's Hakim Ziyech in the midfield. Senegal’s Saido Mane and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah, are the [...]

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    Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes at King Power Stadium

Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes at King Power Stadium

A helicopter belonging to Leicester City FC owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed at the King Power Stadium after the Foxes' Premier League match against West Ham on Saturday. The incident occurred in the club's car park. Srivaddhanaprabha was aboard the chopper but it is unclear who else was. Following the incident, police cars and emergency services rushed towards the car park where flames [...]

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    ‘It was very painful’ — Iheanacho reflects on Leicester’s loss to Everton

‘It was very painful’ — Iheanacho reflects on Leicester’s loss to Everton

Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles striker, says Leicester City's 2-1 loss to Everton in the English Premier League (EPL) was very painful. The former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles forward provided an assist in the Foxes' defeat to the Toffees on Saturday. A red card issued to Wes Morgan in the 63rd minute complicated matters for Leicester in the explosive game that had [...]

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    Musa, Troost-Ekong, Ndidi… TheCable’s team of the week

Musa, Troost-Ekong, Ndidi… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week. The top performers made TheCable's team of the week. They are; Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United) He frustrated Golden Arrows attackers on several occasions. Were it not for his agility, they would have scored. Alert. William Troost-Ekong (Udinese) Led the line well and stifled anyone who dared to venture into his zone. He [...]

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    Ndidi extends Leicester contract

Ndidi extends Leicester contract

Nigeria's midfield lynchpin and Leicester City's energetic enforcer, Wilfred Ndidi, has signed a new six years contract with the Premier League side. The Super Eagles player, who's previous contract was due to end 2022 made this known on his Twitter account that he has signed on for two more years, extending till 2024. "Happy to extend my contract with @lcfc special thanks [...]

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    Ndidi, Iheanacho on losing side as Man United defeat Leicester City

Ndidi, Iheanacho on losing side as Man United defeat Leicester City

Manchester United opened the 2018/19 English Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the opener thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw. Claude Puel retained Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester's line up, while Kelechi Iheanacho who had a goal-laden preseason led the attack, and both players were on the pitch for 90 minutes. Old Trafford, more [...]

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    Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has moved from Leicester City to Al-Nassr for an undisclosed fee, the Saudi Arabian club has announced. Musa was the Foxes' record signing when he moved to the King Power for £16.6m in 2016. But the 25-year-old failed to hold down a place and was loaned back to his old club CSKA Moscow for the latter part [...]

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    Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

A £12 million bid for Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles striker, by Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr has been rejected by Leicester City. According to Sky Sports, Leicester are keen on recouping majority of what was paid to sign the Nigerian from CSKA Moscow. Musa joined The Foxes in July 2016 for a then club record fee of £16.6m and has only made 21 Premier [...]

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    VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, says he used to hawk groundnut for his mother and also wash windshields in Lagos traffic. In an interview with ESPN FC, the Leicester star said he hawked different types of fruits and foodstuff ranging from pepper to tomatoes. "At that time, I was jack of all trade while my mum was selling, I'll go and hawk for [...]

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    Iheanacho stars for Leicester; Chelsea falter and City bid farewell to Toure

Iheanacho stars for Leicester; Chelsea falter and City bid farewell to Toure

Super Eagles attacking midfielder, Kelechi Iheanacho starred for Leicester City in their 2-1 win over Arsenal at the King Power stadium. In the season's penultimate round of matches, Iheanacho scored the opener with a well struck volley in the 15th minute after Arsenal failed to clear a Leicester corner. Arsenal were reduced to 10 men a minute later when young Greek defender, [...]

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    I can still play football, says Wenger

I can still play football, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger says he has no plan to quit football and that he's still in good enough shape to play the game. Wenger, 68, says he regularly takes part in staff-only games on the training ground. He made this known on Tuesday at a press conference held ahead of Arsenal's clash against Leicester City. Wenger said when he leaves at the end of [...]

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    Ndidi wins Leicester’s young player of the year award

Ndidi wins Leicester’s young player of the year award

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, has won Leicester City’s young player of the year award for the 2017/18 season. Ndidi beat Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray to pick the plaque at Leicester City's annual awards night on Tuesday. https://twitter.com/lcfc/status/991426886424252416?s=21 The 21-year-old was beaten by Harry Maguire to the players’ player of the season award. Maguire also went home with the player of the season award. Captain [...]

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